I love drawing maps. It's about all I can draw (hence why I consider myself very fortunate to have artist friends who can do better than I when it comes to character sketches). But I love it.
Passions can wax and wane, but I believe this one will always stay with me. Aside from knowing not to put a searing desert beside a frozen tundra (okay, and being able to describe geological features through the eyes of my characters), this has to be the biggest and best use of my Geography degree.
I've been focused so much on revising and writing lately, especially as I prepare Sign of the Star for submission to agents, but it was nice to remind myself of this. I'll be re-drawing the map of Nem soon to fit all of the changes made to the story since it was first created. I can't wait to get started again.
|Map drawn for the land of the webcomic The Dementia of Magic by Nicholas Killewald.|
|Map drawn for a now-defunct roleplaying game, Lycoria, at Speculative Vision.|
|Original map of the part of the world where Sign of the Star takes place. I'll be revising this soon.|
|Map of Takara, a world that hope to one day come back to, but not for some time, because I want to do its stories justice when I do.|
|Sketch-map for a friend for an abandoned project of his. I like drawing contour lines, can you tell?|